Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
What cars and tobacco have in common
3 July 2019
Opinion: Dr Kirsty Wild compares the harms of rising car use to those of smoking and puts forward some suggestions to reduce the time we spend behind the wheel.
Vaccines - just not that simple
1 July 2019
Opinion: We need a new strategy for vaccination to help people who aren’t anti-vaxxers but still miss out. Dr Nikki Turner explains what that might look like.
NZ experts in landmark childhood pneumonia study
28 June 2019
A major new study has refocused the global fight against childhood pneumonia – and New Zealand researchers played a key role.
$5m boost to hunt for new way to control blood pressure
26 June 2019
Half the New Zealanders being treated for blood pressure don’t have it under control, says a University of Auckland researcher who has been awarded nearly $5 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to look at the problem from a completely different angle.
Research funding for medical and health research projects
26 June 2019
Ten researchers from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences have been successful recipients of this year’s Programme, Project and Pacific Project funding from Health Research Council.
Fertility woes: top 10 priorities for future research
25 June 2019
People affected by fertility problems have called for better-targeted research for a condition that brings heartbreak to over 48 million couples worldwide.
The difference that optometry makes in people’s lives is so incredibly invaluable
24 June 2019
Bachelor of Optometry student Amosa Lene completed at externship in Fiji with Sathya Sai International (SAI). In this opinion piece, he reflects on his experience and the things he learned overseas.
How to make good on a mental health promise
14 June 2019
Opinion: Government plans to improve mental health services will only succeed if protected from vagaries of the political environment, writes Professor Peter Adams.
Medical school and playdates a day-in-the-life of top graduate
14 June 2019
Graduating top of the University of Auckland’s medical school was particularly meaningful for former nurse and mother-of-two young children Dr Christi Bowern, who completed her degree while raising her family.
Things that go bump in the night: new ‘normal’ for baby movements
13 June 2019
A new study shows it is entirely normal in late pregnancy for babies to be more active in the evening and bedtime, and that babies’ movements tend to keep getting stronger even as they come to term.
Four speeding myths debunked
10 June 2019
Opinion: Dr Kirsty Wild and Professor Alistair Woodward from FMHS pick out and dismantle four flimsy arguments against reducing speed limits on dangerous roads.
How blue light treatment in surgery speeds recovery
6 June 2019
Initial trials into the use of blue light during surgery have been encouraging, and it was bees that led University of Auckland scientists to the discovery.